Wednesday 3 June, 2020

Season 1, War On Cancer podcast

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The War On Cancer podcast, season 1, episode 1 has just been launched. Hosted by the company’s co-founders, CEO and cancer survivor, Fabian Bolin, and COO, Sebastian Hermelin.

The podcast seeks to address the parts of cancer that are often not discussed in a medical or healthcare setting. With episodes exploring mental and physical health, emotional issues, relationships and day-to-day living.

Through interviews with leading experts in the cancer space Fabian and Sebastian aim to explore the topics that are often shied away from or overlooked. It’s a long-term disease with profound impacts upon the body and mind. War On Cancer: The Podcast will tackle issues spanning everything from diet and exercise, to trauma. Removing the taboo and opening up the conversation.

War On Cancer: The Podcast will be released weekly, every Thursday afternoon starting June 4th 2020, with a total of six episodes to be aired. The series will be available for free on all major platforms, including: Spotify, iTunes and Acast.

Each episode will have its own expert guest

Episodes will each have their own expert guest. With input from a range of leaders who are working together to improve the lives of people living with cancer. Influencer Georgie Swallow will join Fabian and Seb to discuss cancer relapses and post-traumatic cancer growth. Public Health Adviser Melissa Morgor (of the World Cancer Research Fund) will join the podcast to discuss diet and nutrition for people affected by cancer. Licensed psychologist from the app doctor KRY/LIVI, working with people who have recently been diagnosed with cancer, will speak to the guys about the mental and psychological trauma accompanied by a cancer diagnosis. The podcast will also cover topics such as living with cancer, going through cancer in the age of coronavirus and health studies around the disease.

The Podcast seeks to discuss the realities of going through cancer

The company’s co-founder and podcast co-host, Fabian Bolin, is in his third year of remission. Having been diagnosed with leukemia in 2015. His own experiences with cancer shaped how he wanted War On Cancer: The Podcast to approach and discuss the realities of going through cancer: 

“When I was first diagnosed, I found that there wasn’t much opportunity to discuss the issues that mattered to me most. Or to get actionable advice on the elements of life that were important to me. When you’re being treated for cancer, holding on to normality can be difficult. Not having access to understandable resources, or advice about day-to-day elements of the cancer journey, such as mental health, diet and exercise, or how to manage relationships, can make an already traumatic situation more difficult than it has to be. We want to create a resource that helps to answer some of the questions people affected by cancer are often unable to ask or have answered, to support the mental health of everyone affected by cancer”. 

War On Cancer’s co-founder, COO and Fabian’s best friend, Sebastian Hermelin, adds:

“Seeing Fabian go through cancer was a very difficult period for all of his friends and family. Much like Fabian, one of the things we were all able to find comfort in was witnessing his commitment to storytelling. Being a part of Fabian’s journey meant I saw first hand the profound impact that sharing through text and images can have on the mental health of someone affected by cancer. We hope that this podcast will help to support people going through cancer. And help them to learn more about the disease and ways of living with it. ”

New episodes every Thursday

War On Cancer: The Podcast will be released weekly, every Thursday afternoon. Starting June 4th 2020, with a total of six episodes to be aired. The series will be available for free on all major platforms, including: Spotify, iTunes and Acast.

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